The Girl Who Couldn’t Leave by Catherine Miller ~ 4⭐

Genre: Women’s Fiction ~ Releases: June 25, 2022


The Girl Who Couldn’t Leave by Catherine Miller is story about a woman who has agoraphobia. It was an interesting read about her encounter and experience with the anxiety disorder. I love anything that has a medical spin to it. 

Catherine Miller did an outstanding job developing her characters. Fiona is the main character and we get to know her really well and understand all that she struggles with. Her neighbor across the street is Bethany who has a two year old daughter named Evie. Fiona babysits for Evie and losses her heart to her. 

I enjoyed many of the happenings and interactions in the story. Catherine Miller has written several books and I won’t be shy about trying out another one. If you haven’t read any of her books, you might want to try one out. You might find a new author to add to your favorites list. Mine seems to be growing a lot! 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher/#Netgalley for a fair and honest review. Thank you! 

SYNOPSIS: She hasn’t left her house in five years. Can love unlock the door?

It’s been 1,825 days since Fiona Dexter last set foot outside 14 Wellington Drive.

She knows she’ll never sit on the beach to watch the sunset. Laugh with her family at the café around the corner. Or fall in love.

But when single mother Bethany, from the house next door, shows up with two-year-old Evie, Fiona knows she has to help.

As Fiona dances with Evie in the kitchen, and talks with Bethany late into the night, she realises it’s time to face her past. But will sharing her secrets set her free, or close her off from the world forever?

The perfect hopeful and heart-warming read we all need! It reminds us that life continues no matter where we are, and that living is all about finding someone to share the journey with. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will love this emotional and uplifting story.

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